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Just read the review. Phew and..................... wow!
5 stars for Performance, Handling and Features. And "even ISO16000 and above producing usable results". From a 4/3 sensor that is pretty staggering and would put many DSLRs, including older model full-framers, to shame. I am starting to see why the likes of Mr McGillicuddy enthuse over this device.
Many thanks Josh - I won't have to send it back now. Lol!
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Just discovered that DPR review is now out..they have some reservations but give it a "Gold" award!
Yes indeed. Pretty much neck-and-neck with the Sony NEX-7 with its APS-C sensor on the overall rating: I think they are the only two CSCs which have achieved DPR 'Gold'. DPR's negatives seem very minor.
Not that fussed what DPR says anyway, TBH - their reviews get heavily slagged off in their own forums. Lol!
With a much better range of lenses and better handling, I think it's fair to say the OM-D currently has no true equal.
I downloaded the DPR RAW images out of interest and put them through LR4.1RC2. I was impressed by the way in which the ISO6400 file cleaned up and printed at 10"x8".
Still watching developments with interest CB, so keep us informed about your findings please
Gosh Brian - you're way ahead of me............ already printing out stuff. Lol!
Unfortunately work intervened to ruin pleasure today but, if the weather holds, I should be able to get out and about with the device tomorrow.
I did my time so am entitled to play now I'm retired (mind you, I did set up a new exhibition this morning and had a play whilst I was taking a break from getting ready for the Downton Cuckoo Fair on Saturday - must try this "Retirement = doing nothing" idea one day )
Quote: "Retirement = doing nothing"
I understand it is not actually conducive to longevity............ so try it at your own risk!
I am freelance these days and only do as much as I feel like doing, so pretty much equivalent of retired.
I hate you, CB.....
Starting to really like my OM-D already.... not just because it has an EVF, unlike the Pen. Handling and general feel, although similar, is different enough to be quite noticeable.
Quote: Starting to really like my OM-D already.... not just because it has an EVF, unlike the Pen. Handling and general feel, although similar, is different enough to be quite noticeable
Good isn't it. Both Josh and I are hooked!
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Thanks Paul - I've just sent off for my free grip.
Quote: Good isn't it. Both Josh and I are hooked!
Well it does seem to have excellent performance for a 4/3 sensor.......... actually for pretty much any sensor.
On another site it has been suggested that as this small , but not exactly silent, device has the unwieldy name "Olympus OM-D EM-5" , it should be given a nickname:
......................... Hummingbird !
Mine was shipped from the US today; depends on how long it takes in Customs. Hopefully by the end of the week. Black with the 14-42mm II R.
Its the combined weight of a DSLR & and a zoom lens [D5000 & Nikkor 16-85 in my case] that makes up the weight. It is very heavy when compared to my Panny G3 and kit zoom.
The one thing I like about a heavy DSLR plus lens is when you press the shutter button, all things tend to stay still and steady and you get sharper pictures because of no camera movement. I find pressing the shutter button without some camera movement on the G3 much harder to achieve as there is much less inertia due to its light weight.
This brings me on to the Oly OM-D EM-5, I think a good proportion of the price is simply because of its retro styling, Style over substance was mentioned by Josh, well, its got both but to me its a tad too small, to light, too expensive and only slightly better [in certain areas] than the Panny GH2. [ GH3 and G5 out later which could leap frog the O-MD-E-M5]!
I think CSC's can be too small and light weight at times so that is why I am very impressed with the new Samsung NX20 due out soon, sensible size and weight, sensible price and top performance with no legacy to fall back on for price hikes.
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